Contact Information



Food Safety and Toxicology Building
1129 Farm Lane, Room 212
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824


  • BS, Biology/Chemistry, Calvin College, 1975
  • MS, Physiology, Michigan State University, 1977
  • DVM, Michigan State University, 1980
  • PhD, Comparative Pathology, University of California-Davis, 1985
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists, 1988

Honors and Awards

  • Pfizer Award for Research Excellence, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, 2001
  • University Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University, 2003
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, 2006
  • Alumni Achievement Award, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California- Davis, 2015
  • Member, appointed by the EPA Administrator, Clean Air Science Advisory Committee, US Environmental Protection Agency, 2012-2018

Research Interests

  • Toxicologic pathology
  • Inhalation toxicology and respiratory pathobiology
  • Comparative anatomy and pathology of the respiratory system
  • Mechanisms underlying the health effects of air pollution and other inhaled toxicants
PubMed Research

CVM Articles by Jack Harkema

MSU Today: Omega-3 fatty acid stops lupus trigger, but how? - June 01, 2017